INTERCONNECT Youth Residency Program

Exhibition at Y+ contemporary
Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 1-4PM

On display at Doris McCarthy Gallery Vitrines
July 7 – August 12, 2018

INTERCONNECT aims to provide youth with the opportunity to work in parallel with emerging artists, learning new skills and gaining an understanding of what it means to be a professional artist. Participants work collaboratively towards the creation and exhibition of their work, learning new techniques, how to develop a body of work, and the process of preparing for an exhibition. This year’s residency, focused on interdisciplinary practices, is facilitated by Y+.

The residency runs May 20 to June 10, 2018, with an exhibition taking place at Y+ contemporary on Saturday, June 23, 2018. An extended exhibition of the youth residents’ work will be on display at the Doris McCarthy Gallery vitrines beginning in July.


Spencer Julien
Xavi Meza-Wong

INTERCONNECT is a Cultural Hotspot SPARK project in partnership with the City of Toronto. The 2018 youth residency exhibition is produced in partnership with the Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough.

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February – March 2017

RESIDENTS: Aiken Chau, Jared Cabioc-Tupas, Tennessee J., Ash M., Philberta Mak, Jazmine Natividad, Janaye T.
ARTIST FACILITATOR: Timothy Yanick Hunter

OFF CANVAS focused on contemporary painting practices, and was generously supported by the Ontario Arts Council, the Doris McCarthy Gallery & the Office of the Vice-President and Principal, University of Toronto Scarborough.


March 2016

RESIDENTS: Ajoké A., Rodmund Bulaclac, Aytha M., Kate P., Noreen Q., Flimon Yohannes

This inaugural youth residency focused on photographic practices. The first year of this program was generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council through a Platform A Micro-Grant provided by VIBE Arts.